Food in Darwin
The Darwin food industry is thriving with its fresh produce, local specialities and a range of different cuisines and cultures to draw inspiration from. Darwin is home to many outstanding restaurants and bars, markets and food festivals. Click the links below and read our guides on where to go for your next meal.
Restaurants throughout Darwin are varied from local fish and chip shops to gourmet seafood restaurants and relaxed cafes by the beach. You can choose from a range of cuisines like Italian, Modern Australian, Indian and Japanese.
We recommend dining by the harbour or beach so you can combine delicious food with a great view to match. The sunsets in Darwin are exceptional so you might like to grab a drink and a snack and watch the sun go down.
It seems that up in the Top End they know there is nothing quite like a hard earned thirst so there are plenty of bars and pubs in Darwin to cater to everyone's tastes. There are wine bars, casual pubs and a few clubs so you can dance the hot night away.
We also recommend you try the food and drink at the markets and pick up some fine local produce. The Parap Markets on a Saturday are particularly great with some of the best fresh fruit smoothies around. The Mindil Beach Sunset Markets are also not to be missed as you can take your meal down to the beach to have a picnic and watch the sunset.
As you can imagine the people of Darwin are proud of their local produce and so they host a variety of Festivals throughout the year to showcase this.
To get around from food markets to lunch, to sunset cocktails and then dinner you might want to think about hiring a car.